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Jamestown volunteers raise $10,000 for Flying Doctor

13 Nov 2019

A dedicated group of local volunteers has raised $10,000 for the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS), representing their fundraising efforts with the support of the Jamestown community over the past year.

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Adelaide Base begins new era for RFDS

21 Oct 2016

The $19 million new Adelaide Base heralds the beginning of a new era for RFDS Central Operations as it delivers 24/7 emergency retrieval services, inter-hospital transfers and primary health care services to all South Australians.

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June Gugger and Debbie Adams

Dedicated volunteers honoured

19 Oct 2016

Five extraordinary RFDS volunteers have been honoured for their dedication and long service in fundraising and promoting the RFDS in their local communities.

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OZ Outback Odyssey raises $146,000

15 Aug 2016

A gruelling rally by a fleet of 24 cars more than 30 years old has wound its way through outback South Australia and Queensland in the OZ Outback Odyssey raising an amazing $146,000 for the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS).

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Darwin Tourist Facility

Two icons for the Top End

15 Aug 2016

Two iconic Australian stories are told together in the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Tourist Facility on Darwin's historic Stokes Hill Wharf. The story of the 1942 bombing of Darwin and the story of the RFDS are told using the latest virtual reality and holographic technology.

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‘Worry Boss’ story to help resolve anxiety

29 Jun 2016

When there is no spoken or written word for 'anxiety' in a language it can take some careful thinking to find a way to talk about a problem with anxiety in the community. But the RFDS mental health team in Central Australia has found a way to get people talking - and it's the 'Worry Boss' story.

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Lynette Sage and daughter and granddaughter

Three generations of care

09 May 2016

For the Sage and Horton families the Flying Doctor has literally become a part of their lives over three generations. Every day the RFDS flies into Mount Gambier to evacuate a patient to a major Adelaide hospital for life-saving or specialist treatment.

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Dr Michelle Cresp emergency

RESP training a lifesaver for city GP

09 May 2016

Within ten minutes of arriving at Port Lincoln Hospital for a stint as on-call doctor, Adelaide GP Michelle Cresp found herself in the Emergency Department dealing with two cyclists injured in a road accident, one with a serious chest injury. The situation was about to get much worse ...

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Simpson Desert bike riders

Simpson Desert Bike Challenge

09 May 2016

Shifting sands and steep hills in remote outback South Australia meant cyclists in the annual Simpson Desert Bike Challenge outpaced their 4WD support vehicles while they raised a record amount of money for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

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